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MathBrush

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Member since April 5, 2015
Last visited August 14, 2020
Profile ID (TUID): nufzrftl37o9rw5t

I am not the Brian Rushton who is the author of the Plasma Master books.

I give one star for each of the following criteria:

-Polish (no or few implementation errors or typos or bugs, nice styling for web games)
-Interactivity (do I feel part of the story? For kinetic fiction, do I feel invested in the action?)
-Descriptive writing
-Emotional impact (any emotion, whether awe, pathos, fear, disgust, etc.)
-Would I play it again?

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Interactive Fiction by MathBrush

77 Verbs, by MathBrush (as Prismatik) (2020)
(12 ratings)
Use every standard verb in the Inform library to escape deadly situations in this introduction to parser games! (This game was formerly known as 85 verbs.)

9 Secret Steps, by mathbrush (2017)
(6 ratings)
A hypertext fiction based on the They Might Be Giants song of the same name. Choose what to sacrifice as you enter a mystic society. Play time less than 15 minutes. Three endings.

Absence of Law, by mathbrush (2017)
(29 ratings)
Excuse me, can you help me? Yes, you, browsing IFDB games! I need your assistance, but I don't have long. There's so much going on: remote surveillance, unauthorized cloning, forgotten languages,...

Barroom Brawl, by Mathbrush (2016)
(7 ratings)

Barroom Brawl is inspired by Super Smash Brothers. Battle multiple NPC's in an all-out brawl! Use PUNCH, KICK, or direction-based smash moves to brawl your way to success!

Color the Truth, by mathbrush (2016)
(54 ratings)
Rosalita Morales is dead, and you have to figure out who did it. The four people closest to her had the motive and the means: her partner, her secretary, her ex-husband, and her sister. Re-live...

Ether, by MathBrush (2015)
(28 ratings)
"For the first time in centuries, something is different. Your tentacles tingle as you float to the east past icebergs and whirlwinds. You skirt a pocket of hot air, bounce through a field of ice,...

Fridgetopia, by Mathbrush (2016)
(2 ratings)

Every text is possible on a fridge. Made for the Tiny Utopia Jam.

Halloween Dance, by MathBrush (2015)
(5 ratings)

It's Halloween Night at the highschool gym Your costume's ready, you got a trim It might be time to make some friends But we'll see how the story ends. La Petite Mort entry in ECTOCOMP 2015, with a...

In the Service of Mrs. Claus, by Mathbrush (2019)
(1 rating)
Let me tell you the true secret of Christmas: Santa Claus died centuries ago. You see, in ancient times, as the Gods began to die, Santa Claus married a goddess. She was worshiped as Bast in Egypt,...

Indistinguishable, by MathBrush (as Prismatik) (2020)
(3 ratings)

The Origin of Madame Time, by Mathbrush (2018)
(19 ratings)
As an avid fan of superheroes and a harsh critic of villains, the battle over the abandoned amusement park captured your imagination. But when the nuclear airship Mephistopheles exploded above you,...

Scarlet Portrait Parlor, by MathBrush (as Prismatik) (2020)
(2 ratings)

In this minimalist story: Darkness has fallen. There is a loom. You carry a heavy guilt.

Sherlock Indomitable, by mathbrush (2018)
(9 ratings)
Join a dying Sherlock Holmes in a journey through his memories. Sherlock Indomitable is a direct adaptation of two Sherlock Holmes stories into a text adventure. At least 90% of the text is taken...

Swigian, by Mathbrush (as Rainbus North) (2017)
(24 ratings)
I don't like talking. Let's build a fire. Swigian is a minimalist game. It is long, but quickly finished, with few words and few complications.

Untie, by Mathbrush (as Alex Ellis) (2016)
(6 ratings)

A tiny utopia jam game. Can be completed in less than 5 minutes.

Recommended Lists by MathBrush

Crime and Heist games - 22 items   July 28, 2020
I've played a lot of these recently, so I'm making a list. A contrast to my Detective and Mystery games list and similar to my Espionage...

Great games in a mostly realistic setting - 49 items   July 27, 2020
These are games that for the most part don't contain magical elements or futuristic technology. This includes games where there might be...

Great games set in space - 32 items   July 21, 2020
My list for best sci-fi games has grown too large again, and so I'm splitting it off again. This list only includes games whose primary...

Annotated list of best sci-fi games - 31 items   July 21, 2020
A few months ago, I thought, "There really aren't that many sci-fi IF games". Then I started going through old games I had played, and...

A timeline of some important games for authors - 33 items   June 20, 2020
This is a timeline of some highly influential games that were among the first to use specific techniques or which left a mark on future...

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Polls by MathBrush

Best Hosted Games from Choice of Games - 5 votes for 4 games; created August 2, 2020
Sobol suggested having a poll just for Hosted Games, as they have a greater variety in quality and receive less attention.

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Use of Multimedia of 2019 - 10 votes for 10 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Use of Multimedia in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Innovation of 2019 - 9 votes for 9 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Innovation in the XYZZY awards. This is...

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Implementation of 2019 - 7 votes for 6 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Implementation in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Individual PCs of 2019 - 9 votes for 8 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Individual PC in the XYZZY awards. This...

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Reviews by MathBrush

The Superlatives: Shattered Worlds, by Alice Ripley   August 14, 2020
"The original Superlatives game (Aetherfall) is one of my favorite Choicescript games. It provided a tale of a small group of young..." - See the full review

The Superlatives: Aetherfall, by Alice Ripley   August 13, 2020
"This was one of the most enjoyable Choice of Games titles I've played. You play as a new recruit to a superhero society in Victorian..." - See the full review

Choice of the Cat, by Jordan Reyne   August 12, 2020
"My rating for this game went back and forth quite a few times while I was playing it. This is a very long game. I played this over two..." - See the full review

The Fleet, by Jonathan Valuckas   August 11, 2020
"This is a Choicescript game which feels like a streamlined, story-fied text version of some war game like Alpha Centauri or one of those..." - See the full review

Choice of Kung Fu, by Alana Joli Abbott   August 9, 2020
"This is the 'old school' Choicescript at its best, like Choice of the Dragon. This is a power fantasy stretching over decades from your..." - See the full review

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MathBrush's Played Games List

The Superlatives: Shattered Worlds, by Alice Ripley
The Superlatives: Aetherfall, by Alice Ripley
Choice of the Cat, by Jordan Reyne
The Fleet, by Jonathan Valuckas
Choice of Kung Fu, by Alana Joli Abbott

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